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At this time, all Lifelong Learning @ Rock Hill classes have been suspended due to COVID-19. In the meantime...

  •  Covid-19 changed many aspects in our lives, but the "Not Your High School Poetry" class decided to continue for two more sessions via Zoom with their instructor, Joanne Gaskins, introducing us to more great British poetry appropriate for our times.  Ten of 13 original members joined the class on May 12 and will continue the following week. Comments from class members included: “Joanne is a very engaging teacher.  She knows her poetry, authors, and adds humor to the class.  I especially appreciated learning the connection to nature in the poems.”
    “These poems you chose are so very appropriate for our times now- I think we are all appreciating the pretty springtime yards, flowers , birds, etc." “With so much focus on what has been interrupted right now, it is especially fun to focus on poems, nature, and just discuss something totally different.  Thank you to our excellent teacher.” 
  • What have you been doing to continue learning during this time? We would love to hear from you! (email us at
  • Please enjoy this virtual lecture by Dr. Eddie Lee of Winthrop University on "America and the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu Epidemic."
  • Are you someone who enjoys the gym but have been unable to exercise due to COVID-19? Or maybe you are ready to start an at-home exercise routine! Here is a great resource for just that!! Silver & Fit has a YouTube page loaded with different workouts like yoga, balance & flexibility, cardio, etc.

From York County Library: 

Since the libraries are closed due to COVID-19, you can take advantage of York County Library's eCard for access to all digital services.  YCL eCards are temporary library card numbers that are available to York County, SC residents.  If you already have a permanent library card, you can use that library card number to access YCL's free digital services.  Your permanent library card or eCard will provide you with free access to ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, TV shows, comics, magazines and more!  You can also access YCL's databases where you can learn a new language, get online tutoring and tutorials, get stock tips and information, and many other great resources all for free with your library card!
An email address is required to be issued an eCard.  You will receive an email from us with your new library eCard number once your card is processed and ready to use.  Applications will be processed within 24 hours of receipt, Monday through Friday.  Once the library reopens, eCard holders may visit a branch with proof of identity and be given a permanent YCL card.  
Also, please be sure and check out YCL's updated YouTube channel for virtual programs from your favorite YCL staff members.  View and listen along to storytimes, book readings, and tutorials, find exercise and meditation classes from professional instructors, and more!  New videos will be posted each week, with something for everyone. 
Explore the Virtual Library at


For more information on how to get the most out of your local library, please watch these YouTube videos for tutorials on creating accounts, logging in, usage and more!

Freegal tutorial (free streaming music):

Flipster (magazines including Southern Living, People, Sports Illustrated, and Consumer Reports!):

Hoopla (creating an account and ebooks):

Hoopla (music, audiobooks, tv shows, comics, and movies ):

Rbdigital audiobooks:

RBdigital Streaming videos:   


For a list of COVID-19 updates, please click HERE.


What is Lifelong Learning @ Rock Hill? Lunch & Learn abt Textile Mills

Lifelong Learning @ Rock Hill is a continuing education program of excellence and diversity for adults 50 and up to learn, develop new interests, and explore ideas in an ever-increasing circle of friends within Rock Hill and the greater community. Members of Lifelong Learning @ Rock Hill may participate in a variety of two to eight-week, interactive courses and one-time workshops, lectures or events. Courses cover a wide range of topics, including history, religion, science, cooking, literature, writing, pop culture, physical fitness and current events.

A yearly membership is $50 per person allowing members to register for courses and events, as well as receive semester mailings. Courses are offered at a nominal fee depending on the length of course and materials needed. Some need-based scholarships are available.

Where are courses taught? 

Classes are generally held at the Rock Hill Sports and Event Center located at 326 Technology Center Way, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Ready to LearnWhen do the semesters begin?

The first classes of the Winter 2020 semester began on Feb. 11 and Feb. 12.  We anticipate the Fall 2020 semester to begin mid-Sept. with course catalogue and registration availability in early August. 

How do I become a member?

We hope you'll decide to become a member today by using this link to our online registration system to sign up and pay for your Lifelong Learning membership.  Those who have not registered for a Parks, Recreation and Tourism (PRT) program online before will need to set up an account first.  Let us know if you have questions at 803-329-5620.  

What kinds of courses are taught?

The Winter 2020 semester is underway but you can still review the course catalogue here.  Each semester's offerings will be based on your interests and proposals from instructors.  So get involved!

How can I express my interest in becoming a volunteer instructor or share an idea for a course topic?

Download this form to propose a course or become a Lifelong Learning instructor!

Coming Soon:Lifelong Learning Orientation

We look forward to sharing more about events, workshops and lectures as well as resources and links for members and instructors.  We'll continue updating this webpage as information is available.  We hope to see you soon!

Contact Us:

For more information, contact Lifelong Learning by phone at 803-329-5620 or email at